This performance brings together critical scientific research, creative practice and technology to articulate Bangalore’s water usage in a publically engaging manner. It involves a musical score composed by Swiss artist Christina Della-Guistina based on water research data gathered in joint collaboration between Indian Institute of Science and Stockholm Environment Institute, USA.
Acclaimed singer and musician, Vasundhara Das, leads an ensemble of Carnatic and Hindustani instrumentalists in playing the score, making each note a testament to our water consumption. Research scientists working under Senior Scientist Dr. Vishal Mehta will elucidate the process and need for such research in understanding Bangalore’s urban metabolism in a short talk. The project brings together artists, technologists, scientific researchers and the public in an unforgettable, ephemeral moment, to throw light on the importance of each person’s water usage that informs a city-wide ecological challenge.
Music: Vasundhara Das and a musical ensemble of two traditional artists
Research: Swiss artist Christina Della-Guistina and Dr. Vishal Mehta, Senior Scientist, Stockholm Environment Institute, USA in collaboration with Indian Institute of Science Production: Jaaga
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